Reference Books

I am a great believer in learning from others, the books referenced here are full of knowledge and experiences that I have benefited from. I would like to share these with you so that you can also benefit and apply the knowledge to your organisation or your own life.

Watertight Marketing: Delivering Long-Term Sales Results Jan 31, 2013 ISBN-13: 978-1908746344

This book was recommended to me as a great book for someone with no marketing background to come to grips with the whys and how’s of marketing. It gives a good baseline to work from and develop a marketing strategy tailored for your organisation.

Valuable Content Marketing: How to Make Quality Content Your Key to Success. ISBN-13: 978-0749473273

Understanding what is involved in delivering valuable information to ones audience is critical to any business. This book has enabled me to understand what is involved in content marketing and make informed decisions to support my marketing team.

Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 2009 Edition Manual ISBN-13: 978-0113310593

A good starting point for implementing your own project management methodology. In combination with other bodies of knowledge and methods you should be able to create a tailored methodology for your organisation.

Management of Risk: Guidance for Practitioners (ISBN: 978-0-11-331274-0) produced by OGC

Risk in one form or another is a part of every day life. This guide will give your organisation a structured and effective way to implement and tailor risk management across the whole organisation. Senior management will be able to make informed decisions that will benefit the whole organisation and improve the chances of surviving in our ever changing world. read some more…

Management of Portfolios 2011 Edition ISBN: 978-0-11-331294-8

A good starting point for implementing your own portfolio management methodology.

Managing Benefits By Steve Jenner ISBN: 978-0-11-708110-9

The underlying motivation for every project or change initiative we undertake is to realise some benefit. By producing this book Steve Jenner has given us a common approach to managing benefits.

Managing Successful Programmes 2011 Edition ISBN: 978-0-11-331327-3

A good starting point for implementing your own programme management methodology.

Agile Estimating and Planning (ISBN-10: 9780131479418) Mike Cohn

Estimating when done correctly is a valuable planning tool.

KANBAN Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business (ISBN-13: 978-0984521401) David J. Anderson

There is a lot of excellent advice in this book on how to make improvements to existing processes. There are many similarities between Kanban as explained by David Anderson and Eliyahu Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints.

The Goal (ISBN 0884271781) Author Eliyahu M. Goldratt

Swedish version: Målet (ISBN13: 9789173326476)
I recommend this for anyone who is starting to look into constraint management and the Theory of Constraints. The are plenty of reviews on the internet.

Critical Chain (ISBN13: 9780884271536) Author Eliyahu M. Goldratt

This is a novel on Critical Chain thinking. I enjoyed reading it.

The Logical Thinking Process (ISBN 0873897234) Author William H. Dettmer

Explains the thinking processes behind the Theory of Constraints and gives a common structure to visualising the thinking processes.

Critical Chain Project Management (ISBN 1580539033) , Author Lawrence P. Leach

Very interesting book. I use this as a reference book.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, ISBN-13: 978-0743269513 Author Stephen R. Covey

Good book to read if you want a foundation to start being more effective.

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge: (Pmbok Guide) ISBN-13: 978-1933890517

Very good reference book for project management.

Reaching The Goal: How Managers Improve a Services Business Using Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints (ISBN-13: 978-0132333122) Author John Arthur Ricketts

The long tail (ISBN 1401308600)  Author Chris Anderson

Enjoyable read with some very interesting information.

Six Sigma Workbook for Dummies (ISBN 0470045191) Craig Gygi, Bruce Williams and Terry Gustafson.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Lean Six sigma (ISBN 9781592575947) Neil DeCarlo

Real Process Improvment Using The CMMI (ISBN 0 8493 2109 3) Michael West